Fat AND Phat!

Hey guys! Welcome to Fat and Phat! This is a place where plus size people can feel safe and welcome. I created this in hopes to pursue my journey of body acceptance in 2012, but I've continued it as this blog has helped me and others. I accept and encourage submissions from all fellow fatties. Some content may be NSFW. The admin of this blog is Brittany: http://freaksandlights.tumblr.com/

nataliemeansnice:

bdgfthings:

peachyxx:

The intent of this group of photos is to illustrate the countless comments fat women are told by their peers, elders and countless random people on how exactly they should dress. We’re told our bodies are offensive. That the only way to resolve the suggested “problem” is to cover up, to make ourselves more appealing by putting clothes over our stretch marks, our cellulite, our so-called “imperfections”. We see magazines with How to Get Your (Very Unattainable) Perfect Bikini Body as highlights and heaven forbid a fat woman with a stomach be seen in a bikini. We are encouraged to buy cover ups to go over our sad one piece because “no one wants to see that big of a stomach”.

People have told me my shirt is too low-cut “for a fat girl to be wearing”. People have told me “those horizontal stripes make you look even worse”.
People have told me that I need to wear pants instead of shorts in 100+ degree Texas weather because my cellulite is showing.

People think they have the right to dress you as a mannequin because they feel better when you aren’t visible under the clothes they drape over you. 

You do you, you dress you, you do whatever the hell you want and what makes you happy.

And for all the people who have contributed to this ridiculous notion that we can’t seem to dress ourselves, this is a not so subtle FUCK YOU.

Body+!!

my giiiiiirl!

(via fatconfessionsblog)

thisclockworkheart:

It’s funny how freeing yourself from the expectations of society- what a fat girl should do, what a fat girl should wear, how a fat girl should act- is the very thing that will make you the most beautiful. Building confidence takes time. Expressing yourself takes bravery, but it’s worth it in the end. Take it one step at a time. 

Photography: 6 Foot 4 Photography- and possibly my favorite set from the shoot.

(via fatconfessionsblog)

fatgirlsdoingthings:

Fat Girl wearing a swim suit in Las Vegas!
Style Details:
2 pc. High Waist bikini- Forever 21 Plus
Floral Kimono- Forever 21 Plus
Also check out Spookieloo.com for more updates in the Plus Size Fashion World:) Thanks!

fatgirlsdoingthings:

Fat Girl wearing a swim suit in Las Vegas!

Style Details:

  • 2 pc. High Waist bikini- Forever 21 Plus
  • Floral Kimono- Forever 21 Plus

Also check out Spookieloo.com for more updates in the Plus Size Fashion World:) Thanks!

(via chubby-bunnies)

alisonwonderlandx0:

Celebrating a good friend’s birthday last night! I’m very happy with this outfit. One of my favorite dresses ever 👗💘

alisonwonderlandx0:

Celebrating a good friend’s birthday last night! I’m very happy with this outfit. One of my favorite dresses ever 👗💘

(via classlessking)

oliviaarti:

this week’s statement piece - slouchy floral pants from ASOS Curve (uk 18). Wore an ASOS Curve silver cami for the first look, with pointed heels and a self-created pearl hair accessory. Second look with the pants was for a typical lazy Sunday, Cotton On tee and aztec print loafers. Wasn’t sure these pants would look good on me because of my thick thighs but they actually look Awesome!!

(via heckyesfatvisibility)

fatxslut:

cassief:

fatxslut:

I couldn’t count how many times I’ve been called a hippo in my life. Good thing hippos are cute.

Hippos actually are 15-foot living tanks that sweat blood-red and can make sounds at 115 DB-that’s a rock concert level of sound. Hippos are responsible for the most human deaths of any large animal. That means sharks, lions, hyenas, crocodiles, and anything else carnivorous-has nothing on this river horse.  They literally change their environment wherever they live, diverting rivers or swamps and making way for bigger territories for their kind. 

Hippos are fucking badass. Hippos are cute and can fuck you up.

At first I didn’t know where you were going with this… but I like where you went with it. Cause cool… the more you know.

(via heyfatchick)

fattitudeproblem:

fatbodypolitics:

body-posi:

I’m learning to love my large body, and writing this spoken word piece was a giant step for me. It’s called “Too Big” and I would love to share it with the community that inspires and supports me.

"Too Big" by Beck Cooper (Performed at the Slam New Orleans Women of the Word 2014 Poetry Showcase) 

When he tells you that your body is not ideal,

That it is too big,
Do not hear this as a challenge

Swallow your tears and let the coursing wave of salt water force down the vomit,
Do not vomit

If the words “too big” echo loudly in your mind, 
be mean,
make them leave

Do not let him break you, do not concede,
you do not need him

Breathe

Ignore the voices that sing sweetly of shrinking,
I know what you’re thinking
Body heavy, body hideous, will never be loved

We’ve been here before Beck
Not the first time you’ve been too big,
We both know that this won’t be the last

This body knows too big
knows only one side of piggy back rides
Knows entire stores that don’t sell its size

This body knows inadequate
Knows that fat is the first thing you notice 

What it must be like to blow out a birthday candle or see a shooting star without imagining a life in a smaller body

This body
knows shame

Learned it the day it didn’t fit in the roller coaster
So you had to exit in front of everyone,
How It didn’t feel real 

You choked back tears and smiled
Assured friends you wanted them to stay on the ride
And as you sat down on the bench outside the exit
You made two promises to yourself:

1. Promise that this shame will not define you

2. Promise to skip dinner for the rest of the week

There’s always been two voices Beck,
Like a light switch that toggles between best friend and nemesis,
There’s usually no in between

You have a tendency to turn on yourself,
Could recall stories of playground bullies,
But no insults have been more violent than the words out of your own mouth   

Maybe it’s time you lay your fighting words to rest
I’m trying to be your own best friend, Beck

Breathe 

Fill your lungs with confidence you’ve earned,
Years of learning to love large body culminate in moments like these

You’d tell tearful friends that their beauty is not contingent on his opinion, That “too big” and “not ideal” are trademarks of a coward,
So walk the walk, Beck

Your body isn’t his ideal type of body
But pathetic has never been your ideal type of personality
And besides

You’ve no longer got the time to convince anyone that you’re worthy

When he tells you that your body is not ideal,
That it is too big,
Hear this as too strong, too boisterous, too powerful 

Pick yourself up, Beck
Pack up your bags, 

Walk away

Find a lover who wants you
to take up space

Thanks to the follower who sent me this video.

I needed this poem.

(via health-and-the-fat-girl)

OOTD: Hooky and Crafts

Wanted to wear red lipstick but I had a dental appointment later that day. Next time, though.

Shirt: 2x, Forever 21+
Leggings: 3x, Forever 21+
Shoes: 8, Forever 21+

psfashion:

Say Good-bye to Chub Rub!
When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Ladies, say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!
Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time! (And for only $14.99, they’re completely affordable!)
I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!
(I was provided a pair of Bandelettes free of charge but was not asked to do a review.)

psfashion:

Say Good-bye to Chub Rub!

When I find a product this great, this “revolutionary,” I just can’t keep it to myself! Ladies, say good-bye to chub rub and hello to Bandelettes!

Bandelettes are ingenious little bands of lace that you slip over your thighs, and are a perfect substitute for shapewear or creams/gels. Let’s not kid ourselves; shapewear is ugly and can be unbearably hot in the summer, and who wants to re-apply cream on their thighs all day long? Bandelettes solve those problems for good, and look sexy at the same time! (And for only $14.99, they’re completely affordable!)

I’ve been wearing a pair all day and I’ve not had to readjust them even once! They have thin silicone bands inside that run along the top and bottom of the band, which helps secure them in place. Normally I’m stuck in shapewear all spring/summer if I want to wear a dress, but with Bandelettes I think I might be able to have a Spanx-free summer!

(I was provided a pair of Bandelettes free of charge but was not asked to do a review.)

(via fawkx)